Audi/Chopard bash bring out TV stars
There’s no crying in television, which is why Jane Lynch and Kathy Griffin were all smiles Sunday night at the Audi/Chopard Emmy Week Kick-Off “Red Carpet Style” celebration at Cecconi’s. Both had lost out the night before at the Creative Arts Emmys, but Lynch and her “Glee” cohorts will have multiple chances to win come Emmy night. Griffin remained philosophical, saying, through clenched teeth, “It’s an honor to be nominated, right?”
“Modern Family” co-stars and supporting actor co-nominees Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson were also co-hosts (along with Lynch); Stonestreet held up the bar all night as pals swirled by.
Matthew Morrison did a dance twirl with “DWTS” winner Nicole Scherzinger and schmoozed with old pal Corey Reynolds; the “Glee” lead actor nominee and “The Closer” star made their mark together long ago on Broadway in “Hairspray.” Karina Smirnoff boogied by, checking out the platinum and diamonds that dripped off Jayma Mays and Rutina Wesley courtesy of Chopard, while Cheryl Hines, Chelsea Staub, Leven Rambin, Jessica Lowndes and Andrea Bowen drooled at the jeweler’s massive emerald necklace locked behind glass.
“Do you think we’ll get that in the goodie bag?” laughed “Hawthorne” star Christina Moore, whose BFF Missi Pyle jokingly shot daggers at the chick who wore the same cute yellow flapper dress to the fete. Pyle’s hubby, Casey Anderson, he of “National Geographic: Expedition Grizzly,” thankfully left his pet bear Brutus at home in Montana. “Big Love’s” Patrick Fabian and his wife, comedian Mandy Steckelberg, are about to pop with their first child and his new film “The Last Exorcism.”
“I’ve got a movie and a baby coming at the same time,” Fabian said. “If that’s not a reason to party, I don’t know what is!”